When shopping for a new home in an unfamiliar area, potential t can provide you with a general overview of what you need to know about the neighborhood, you should do your own research before making a decision.
However, you don't need to stroll arhome buyers usually want to know what the neighborhood is really like. While your real estate agenound the area and ask every stranger you meet about what it's like to live there. You can learn everything you need without leaving the comforts of your own home. How do you do it? Through the power of the internet! Here are some useful sites that may help you get all the information that you need.
My Local Crime
Would it be safe to live in your chosen neighborhood? Are there certain areas that should be avoided after dark? Since you need to ensure your family's safety and security at all times, consider using this website to know what crimes took place in the area and where those crimes were committed. Just type in the address of the house you are thinking about buying and you will get an index of all the crimes committed in the neighborhood.
Moving in to a new neighborhood that offers good quality education would be a definite plus, especially if you have school age children, right? If this is one of your primary concerns, use the Greatschools.org website to find useful information and reviews.
Walk Score and Bike Score
Do you want to know how easy it is to get around on foot or on a bike to the nearest grocery, coffee shop, or park in your chosen neighborhood? If you do, you'll find everything you need to know by visiting these websites.
You can also use other websites such as Transit Score to check the area's accessibility to public transport, Yelp to discover new restaurants and Moviefone to discover nearby theatres, and Gravy to get a list of the local events.
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